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Date: Sep 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sept. 28, 2016

           

MDTA POLICE ANNOUNCE

NEW PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER

BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police today named Lieutenant Kevin S. Ayd as its Public Information Officer (PIO).  Lt. Ayd is a 14-year veteran of the MDTA Police.

Lt. Ayd can be reached at his office at 410-537-7724, on his cell at 410-977-5772 or via email at kayd@mdta.maryland.gov for media inquiries regarding motor-vehicle crashes, incidents and MDTA Police activities at Maryland’s toll facilities, at BWI/Thurgood Marshall Airport and at the Port of Baltimore.

A Harford County resident, Lt. Ayd holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Management from Johns Hopkins University and is a graduate of its Police Executive Leadership Program. Prior to being named MDTA Police PIO, Lt. Ayd served as the commander of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Unit.

The Maryland Transportation Authority Police, a nationally accredited force, is the seventh-largest law-enforcement agency in the state, with more than 600 sworn and civilian law-enforcement professionals. MDTA Police Officers provide law enforcement at the MDTA’s highways, bridges and tunnels; at the BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport; and at the Port of Baltimore.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 7, 2016
 
 
MDTA POLICE PROVIDES REMINDERS FOR REPORTING EMERGENCIES ON THE ROAD
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BALTIMORE, MD - With the summer travel season coming to a close, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police Communications Unit reminds motorists using the State's toll facilities to drive safely and remain vigilant during their commutes.
 
Motorists requiring emergency assistance should dial 911. Non-emergency assistance is available by dialing #77. When contacting a dispatch center, motorists should be prepared to provide the following:
 
• The location of the emergency.
• A call-back telephone number.
• Details of the incident, crash, disabled vehicle or other circumstances.
 
The dispatcher will ask a series of questions to help ensure that the caller receives the proper emergency response. Motorists are reminded to please be patient and answer all questions to the best of their ability. The more information provided, the more prepared emergency personnel will be when they arrive on the scene to provide assistance.
 
The Maryland Transportation Authority Police, a nationally accredited force, is the seventh-largest law-enforcement agency in the state, with more than 600 sworn and civilian law-enforcement professionals. MDTA Police Officers provide law enforcement at the MDTA's highways, bridges and tunnels; at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport; and at the Port of Baltimore.
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